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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Restaurant news for Primitivo, Dave & Buster's and Casamento's

Posted By on Thu, May 18, 2017 at 6:40 PM

Primitivo, Adolfo Garcia's Central City restaurant, will close this Saturday, May 20. - HELEN FREUND
  • HELEN FREUND
  • Primitivo, Adolfo Garcia's Central City restaurant, will close this Saturday, May 20.

Adolfo Garcia' s hearth-focused restaurant Primitivo (1800 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 504-881-1775) will close this weekend. The restaurant, which opened two years ago, was part of a string of openings on the developing Central City stretch, including Dryades Public Market and the outdoor food hall Roux Carre.

Chef Nick Martin's cooking garnered accolades from critics who lauded the chefs' use of fire and the restaurant's rustic ethos, in which most dishes passed over a three-piece oven and open grill.

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La Casita to close Warehouse District location

Posted By on Thu, May 18, 2017 at 4:19 PM

Warehouse District Mexican restaurant La Casita will close May 20. - COURTESY LA CASITA/FACEBOOK
  • COURTESY LA CASITA/FACEBOOK
  • Warehouse District Mexican restaurant La Casita will close May 20.

La Casita (634 Julia St.), the Warehouse District Mexican restaurant and happy hour hub, will close Saturday, May 20.

The restaurant, known for its happy hour margarita specials and creative tacos, made the announcement Wednesday in a press release.

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Thursday, May 4, 2017

Turkey and the Wolf named one of Food & Wine’s restaurants of the year

Posted By on Thu, May 4, 2017 at 10:35 AM

Turkey and the Wolf was named one of Food and Wine magazine's restaurants of the year. - TURKEY AND THE WOLF/FACEBOOK
  • TURKEY AND THE WOLF/FACEBOOK
  • Turkey and the Wolf was named one of Food and Wine magazine's restaurants of the year.

Turkey and the Wolf (739 Jackson Ave., 504-218-7428) — Mason Hereford and Lauren Holton’s whimsical Irish Channel sandwich shop — has been named one of Food & Wine magazine’s 10 best new restaurants of the year.

The list called the restaurant a “sleeper hit,” praising the lamb neck roti, fried bologna sandwich, tacos ‘inauthenticos’ and the fiery cabbage salad.

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Restaurant news for Noodle & Pie, St. Roch Market, Blake’s on Poydras

Posted By on Thu, May 4, 2017 at 10:22 AM

St. Roch Market is expanding to Miami's Design District. - COURTESY ST. ROCH MARKET/PHOTO BY GABRIELLE GEISELMAN
  • COURTESY ST. ROCH MARKET/PHOTO BY GABRIELLE GEISELMAN
  • St. Roch Market is expanding to Miami's Design District.

Uptown ramen joint Noodle and Pie (741 State St., 504-252-9431) announced Tuesday it will close. An announcement on its Facebook page said the last day of business will be Mother’s Day.

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Herbsaint, Shaya and Arnaud's French 75 win James Beard Awards

Posted By on Tue, May 2, 2017 at 9:45 AM

Herbsaint's Rebecca Wilcomb, Shaya's Zachary Engel, and Arnaud's French 75 won awards at the James Beard Awards Monday.
  • Herbsaint's Rebecca Wilcomb, Shaya's Zachary Engel, and Arnaud's French 75 won awards at the James Beard Awards Monday.

Three New Orleans players won James Beard Awards Monday night in Chicago.

Herbsaint’s Rebecca Welcome was named Best Chef: South. In her acceptance speech, the chef thanked her team at the St. Charles Avenue restaurant and owner Donald Link, calling him “the best friend and mentor anyone could ever ask for.”

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Monday, May 1, 2017

What’s new to eat at Jazz Fest

Posted By on Mon, May 1, 2017 at 1:22 PM

The crab-stuffed beignet, from Loretta's Authentic Pralines. - HELEN FREUND
  • HELEN FREUND
  • The crab-stuffed beignet, from Loretta's Authentic Pralines.

Whether it’s the cochon de lait po-boy from Love at First Bite, Prejean’s pheasant, quail and andouille gumbo or a bowl of peppery crawfish Monica, everyone has their go-to favorites for Jazz Fest grub.

While many popular vendors and items remain constant, there are always a few new things to try. Here's what's new this year.

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Friday, April 28, 2017

Restaurant news for Cavan, DTB, Nothing Bundt Cakes

Posted By on Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at 10:48 AM

Chef Nathan Richard has introduced a new menu at Cavan, including a tuna poke with benne seeds, avocado puree and a red chili puree. - HELEN FREUND
  • HELEN FREUND
  • Chef Nathan Richard has introduced a new menu at Cavan, including a tuna poke with benne seeds, avocado puree and a red chili puree.

Chef Nathan Richard took over the kitchen at Cavan (3607 Magazine St., 504-509-7655) a month ago, and he introduced a new menu April 24.

The chef, who previously ran the kitchens at Kingfish and The Bombay Club, replaced chef Ben Thibodeaux.

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NOSH opens in the Warehouse District

Posted By on Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at 10:03 AM

NOSH, a new restaurant and lounge from the Creole Cuisine Restaurant Concepts group, is now open in the Warehouse District. - COURTESY NOSH
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  • NOSH, a new restaurant and lounge from the Creole Cuisine Restaurant Concepts group, is now open in the Warehouse District.

NOSH (752 Tchoupitoulas St., 504-581-1103), a restaurant and lounge from the Creole Cuisine Restaurant Concepts group, opened Thursday in the Warehouse District.

NOSH, which stands for New Orleans Social House, replaces Tommy’s Wine Bar at the corner of Julia and Tchoupitoulas streets. The restaurant and lounge will host live music every night.

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Auction House Market will open in Warehouse District in 2017

Posted By on Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 10:20 AM

The Auction House Market, a new food hall concept from the owners of St. Roch Market, will open by the end of 2017 at 801 Magazine St. - COURTESY THE AUCTION HOUSE MARKET
  • COURTESY THE AUCTION HOUSE MARKET
  • The Auction House Market, a new food hall concept from the owners of St. Roch Market, will open by the end of 2017 at 801 Magazine St.

The folks behind St. Roch Market have a new project in the Warehouse District.

The Auction House Market, which is slated to open by the end of the year, will house 10 food stalls on the bottom floor at 801 Magazine St., a warehouse building previously occupied by the New Orleans Auction Galleries. The building, which was built in 1895, was originally the Tinker Copper and Iron Works, and the owners say plans for the market’s design will honor the original concept.

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Friday, April 21, 2017

The Daily Beet opens in the CBD

Posted By on Fri, Apr 21, 2017 at 11:09 AM

The Daily Beet, a new health-focused juice bar and cafe, is now open in the Central Business District. - COURTESY THE DAILY BEET/FACEBOOK
  • COURTESY THE DAILY BEET/FACEBOOK
  • The Daily Beet, a new health-focused juice bar and cafe, is now open in the Central Business District.

The Daily Beet (1000 Girod St., 504-605-4413), a health-focused cafe and juice bar, is now open in the Central Business District.

The cafe serves health-conscious fare with a West Coast vibe, including cold-pressed juices, grain bowls, salads and smoothies.

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